Omar, the big man in Mosul
Despite significant security risks and challenges accessing people in need, UNHCR is working around the clock to deliver lifesaving aid to Iraqis. Your gift will offer hope for a safe future.
The UN Refugee Agency is on the ground in Iraq and surrounding regions, working to protect and provide emergency relief efforts to refugees and internally-displaced people (IDPs). Together with partners and government authorities, UNHCR undertakes the following activities:
Hamid Abdelraza and his family stand outside their Refugee Housing Unit (RHU) in Al Jamea'a camp.
1.5 million displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees have moved into the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where 25 percent of the population is displaced.
More than 180,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) are living in formal camp locations and over 100,000 are in informal settlements.
In February of 2019, eight camps were closed which resulted in secondary displacement and premature returns.
In 2018, there were 256,725 pending asylum claims from Iraq.
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